Leather Waterproofing on Holsters? - Page 2

Leather Waterproofing on Holsters?

This is a discussion on Leather Waterproofing on Holsters? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; One thing I don't want in a holster is that "Restores dried leather to a soft and supple condition and protects it from further damage." ...

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 19 of 19

Thread: Leather Waterproofing on Holsters?

  1. #16
    VIP Member Array JerryM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,069
    One thing I don't want in a holster is that "Restores dried leather to a soft and supple condition and protects it from further damage."

    That may be fine for a belt, but not for a holster. I don't even want a gunbelt to be soft and supple.
    Sounds great for boots, however.

    Regards,
    Jerry


  2. #17
    VIP Member Array MNBurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    3,019
    Always ask the holster maker or look at their site for care instructions.

    Oil is always bad for holsters that have any structure what so ever built into it. Please don't oil any of mine it will void the warranty.
    MNBurl

    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - George S. Patton.

  3. #18
    Member Array 86thecat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Central WA
    Posts
    106
    Thanks for all the great replies. I went ahead with the NikWax which says it's a breathable elastomer waterproofing and is marketed for leather. Hasn't softened the leather, water beads up and can't be rubbed in to the surface. I have the Obenaufs LP for boots and saddles but it does soften leather if applied heavily so I was unsure of its effect on a holster.
    My problem was due to absolutely dripping sweat while rebuilding a house during the first couple days of 80 degree weather. While wearing a tool belt and nail bags carry options are limited. My Galco (2 years old) shoulder holster straps were soaked through and salt stained. The holster fared a bit better but moisture had reached my EDC. Threw the straps in the washer with some jeans, scrubbed the holster and mag carrier, air dried carefully and gave a couple good applications of the NikWax. Everything seems great so far.
    May need to look into a shoulder holster system made from bio-thane or similar synthetic.

  4. #19
    Senior Member Array Avenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    nowhere, usa
    Posts
    713
    okay, heard enough. Wont use anything on leather holsters. Boots yes, holsters no. Thanks!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Waterproofing safe or...
    By AutoFan in forum Related Gear & Equipment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: June 13th, 2010, 02:22 PM
  2. New Gun Leather!!! UBG Holsters!
    By zackattack78 in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: March 21st, 2010, 07:15 PM
  3. New Leather from K&D Holsters
    By dr_cmg in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: May 2nd, 2009, 01:54 PM
  4. New Andrews Leather holsters!
    By TerryD in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: August 8th, 2007, 10:44 PM
  5. Ranger leather holsters
    By TexasDoc in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: January 11th, 2007, 11:49 AM

Search tags for this page

how to waterproof a holster
,

how to waterproof a leather holster

,

how to waterproof leather holster

,
renaissance elephant wax for leather
,
renaissance wax holster
,
rennesannce wax holster
,
waistband holster
,
waterproof concealed carry holster
,

waterproof holster

,

waterproof leather holster

,

waterproofing leather holster

,

waterproofing leather holsters

Click on a term to search for related topics.